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Electronic properties news, January 2016

A novel plastic material containing spiky nanoparticles of graphene-coated nickel can prevent lithium-ion batteries from overheating.

The electric fields that form at the interface between metals and semiconductors can alter their mechanical properties.

Scientists have shown that microwave impedance microscopy can be used to determine several properties of individual nanotubes.

New carbon materials are finding a plethora of new applications in environmental and other key technology sectors.

manipulating electrons in thin semiconductors by confining them in device made from 2D material

optoelectronic microprocessors using light to move information

Congratulations to our editors listed in Thomson Reuters 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015'.

A novel type of transparent electrode for use in touchscreens comprises a grid of gold or silver ‘nanowalls’ on a glass surface.

Copper alloy nanoparticles can be used to produce affordable conductive inks with high oxidation resistance.

Depositing organic polymers on a metal substrate offers a new way to fabricate atomically-controlled carbon nanostructures.

Trapped, laser cooled metal ions display two-phonon quantum interference

A new way to produce solid-state lithium-ion batteries involves melting the solid electrolyte and then coating it onto the battery electrodes.

A new non-destructive technique can investigate phase changes in crystalline materials by monitoring acoustic responses at the nanoscale.

Phase transitions in high-performance materials

A novel solid electrolyte for lithium batteries made from polymer and glass overcomes many of the problems that plague other solid electrolytes.

Through its use of low-cost materials, a new flow battery technology is projected to cost 60% less than today's standard flow batteries.

Simple synthesis strategy could enable carbon nanomaterials to retain their unique properties in three-dimensions.

Skin-like polymeric material uses carbon nanotubes to bring a sense of touch to robotic and prosthetic devices.

two innovations could overcome the limitations of carbon nanotube transistors

Scientists have created a two-dimensional sheet of boron, analogous to graphene, which they term borophene.

Scientists have experimentally confirmed that graphene nanoribbons with certain precise widths are metallic rather than semiconducting.

Thin films of correlated metals such as strontium vanadate are both highly transparent and electrically conductive.

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